The National Curriculum states, “Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.”
Our Music Curriculum Intent
At Barrs Court Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children, regardless of their age and stage.
Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen to and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. From an early age, we teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. By the time they leave Barrs Court School they are able to talk about the other elements of music such as pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre and texture. The children are taught how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience.
Music and the Performing Arts are strengths of the school. This was recognised by OFSTED and our Silver Artsmark award.
ARTSMARK SILVER AWARD
We have achieved the Arts Council England ARTSMARK SILVER AWARD. Artsmark Awards are given to schools that, following an audit of its arts provision, are recognised as providing a progressive, well balanced arts education programme.
What makes Barrs Court special?